‘Darrow’ inaugurates new PTC location

Nov 07, 2018

Bangor — Lincolnville’s John Burstein brings his solo production of David Rintels’ “Darrow” to Penobscot Theatre Company's 51 Main St. location for two performances only: Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7 p.m.

Burstein portrays famous attorney Clarence Darrow as the champion of underdogs reminisces about his many sensational and often controversial trials. Peppered with salty humor, courtroom gusto and human relish, Burstein's portrayal of the colorful attorney who successfully argued such high-profile cases as the Scopes "Monkey" trial has been presented in 10 different venues on three continents.

Burstein is a nationally recognized producer, writer and performer. He created the character Slim Goodbody that appeared on “Captain Kangaroo” in the 1970s and has been creating television series for more than four decades. He contacted Penobscot Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport last fall, asking if she would be interested in coaching him in this ambitious and challenging piece.

"John and I became fast friends and I am honored to have him perform this exceptional piece about this legendary man as a benefit for Penobscot Theatre Company," Newport said.

Tickets are general admission and range in price from $15 to $25. They may be purchased online at penobscottheatre.org; by calling 942-3333; or in person at 131 Main St. “Darrow” is the inaugural performance at Penobscot Theatre Company's 51 Main St. location.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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